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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:45:48.3
Visual Magnitude: 12.6
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: cF, S, R, bM, stellar, f of 2
48" (2/19/12): this is the smaller member of an excellent interacting pair (Arp 245) with NGC 2992 3' NW. At 488x it appeared very bright, moderately large, sharply concentrated with an intense central core that brightens to a very small brilliant nucleus. A single spiral arm is attached on the north side of the core and just begins to sweep east, but fades out after a length of ~0.6'. There is no counterpart on the south side, but extremely faint haze or a bridge can be seen with averted to the northwest of the core, extending towards NGC 2992. FGC 938, an extremely faint superthin, was glimpsed 3.9' SW.
13.1" (3/3/84): moderately bright, very small, round, weak concentration. A mag 13.5 star is 2' SSE. Forms an interacting pair with NGC 2993 2.9' NW.